Abeno Harukas: Japan’s Iconic Tower of Innovation and Tradition
Abeno Harukas, Japan’s tallest skyscraper at 300 meters and 62 floors, stands in Osaka’s Abeno ward. It was completed in 2014 and symbolizes new beginnings and brightness for the city. The skyscraper’s site was once occupied by the Abeno Department Store, and it now houses a department store, art museum, hotel, observation deck, offices, and rooftop plaza. With eco-friendly technologies and a curved glass facade, it emphasizes openness and harmony.
The main attractions of Abeno Harukas include Harukas 300, an observation deck on the top three floors with panoramic views and a wooden deck cafe; Abeno Harukas Kintetsu Department Store, Japan’s largest department store with international brands; Abeno Harukas Art Museum, hosting changing exhibitions of Western and Buddhist art; Marriott Miyako Hotel, a luxury hotel with modern amenities and city views; and the Rooftop Plaza, a garden with a vegetable garden and a close-up view of the main tower.
As a symbol of modernization and innovation in Osaka, Abeno Harukas also honors the area’s rich history and tradition. It attracts millions of visitors annually, offering spectacular views, shopping, and dining opportunities. Easily accessible by public transportation, it is a must-visit for those seeking to experience the diversity and dynamism of Osaka from a high vantage point.